Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Were Accidentally Used to Advertise a Café in London

Well, this is awkward.

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Usually, the conversation around celebrities and Photoshop fails is totally their own fault, and probably involves some slimming down, smoothing over, and a few embarrassing mistakes. This time however, the A-lister in question definitely can’t be blamed. Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise have become the accidental stars of an advertising campaign for a new café that just opened up in London, after they were photoshopped unknowingly into the poster as your average mother and daughter, casually taking a stroll together for a coffee and a croissant.

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Holmes and her 12-year-old daughter unwittingly made it into the billboard advert in Plumstead Common, south-east London, which had been mocked up to showcase the launch of Slade Café, set to open for local residents this month. Spoiler: They do not live in south-east London. (You can see the ad here.)

Look a little closer at the cute mother and daughter taking a stroll through the park in matching outfits, and you’ll soon notice that it’s actually a paparazzi image of major Hollywood A-listers, Katie and Suri, taken a few years ago in 2012. I’m simultaneously laughing, eye-rolling and facepalming. Part of me hopes that this wasn’t an accident, and it was a genuine attempt to try and make people believe that Katie Holmes really is a regular at the Slade Café.

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Amazingly enough, it’s actually not the first time that this has happened to Katie. Hilariously, the exact same photo was superimposed to advertise a London apartment building last year. Speaking to the Evening Standard about the amazing photoshop fail, an official spokesman for the local area Greenwich council said: “The artist’s impression used on the hoarding of the newly opened Slade Café in Plumstead was supplied to the council in good faith by the architecture practice who designed it.

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All's well that ends well, though. The council added: "The Royal Borough of Greenwich would be delighted to invite Katie and her daughter to the Slade Café for a free coffee to say sorry.”

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